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Don Solaris (1996) [Import]

808 State Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Jan 1980)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Unknown Asian Imports
  • ASIN: B000006S9J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD Album, Sli

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Misunderstood, unfortunately... 12 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
I think Graham Massey and company were really onto something while they were making this. They took giant steps away from their previous composing methods and skills to release this gem. Unfortunately, it seemed to polarize the 808 community. The only recourse I can offer is to ask folks to listen to this one again with as much of an open mind as possible. Buried in each one of these tracks are many, many elements that just don't get translated the first several times you hear it - and, likely - even more than just "several" times. It was not an immediate hit. It wasn't even "a hit", at all! But I love what they did with this record. I love the change in writing style. I love the beautiful melodies and I love the risks they took to get this incredible recording out there for others to hear. It may not be my absolute favorite 808 release, but it is UP THERE with my favorites. I also have some lovely associations with the album because I was traveling a lot whilst listening to it and it brings back some stunning vistas I took in on my way back up through the rural California coastline territory one big, gorgeous sunny afternoon several years ago. Don Solaris still delivers. I still get big goosebumps listening to it. A beautiful, but misunderstood, many would say - "misaligned" album. For some fans of the band, it opened up gigantic floodgates of creativity and fascinating melodies that feel timeless to me. Treat yourself with another couple of listenings. Give it a chance to grow on you. I hope you get as much out of it as I continue to get. Misunderstood - but awesome!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A much underrated album 1 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Made after a long hiatus in which other groups like Leftfield and Underworld made up and surpassed the ground which 808 State had made with early albums like 'Ex:el' and 'Gorgeous'.
The album is very soft and pleasing sounding, apart from the harsh rhythms and rolling beat of 'Bond' with Soul Coughing's Matt Doughty's aggressive vocals, and also final track 'Banacheq' which is a breakbeat track full of squalls and noise.
But on tracks like 'Bird' and 'Black Dartangnon' the saxophone of Graham Massey comes to the fore and has a huge, soothing effect and lends the album a more mature feel, which came as a refreshment in an age which was dominated by lager, lager, lager!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading description 28 Dec 2011
By Ben1969
Format:Audio CD
The sleeve images and track listing both indicate that this is the double CD edition of 'Don Solaris'. But I ordered it and was sent the single CD edition (which I already had). Should be no problem getting a refund from amazon but just thought I should warn other potential buyers.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GET THIS DISC 19 Dec 2003
By Joseph Geni - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This isn't the best CD ever made by anyone ever... it's just my personal favorite.
Don Solaris is stunningly inventive and original, both like unlike anything the band has done before or since. It draws together all corners of the electronic music world to create a gritty, cohesive sound that is a true joy to listen to. There's a good smattering of gritty drum-n-bass and industrial dance tracks in here, to be sure, but the real strength of the album lies in the vocal cuts, which are each different and molded around the individual voices of the singers, particularly Bond with Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing, and the ballady Lopez with James Dean Bradfield wailing about golf over a 5:4 beat. Azura is a sublime drum-n-bass cut with Louise Rhodes of Lamb as well. Most Don Solarisites like that one best.
In sum, this album would have caused a revolution in dance music if a few more people had bothered to listen back in '96 when it came out. Check this thing out. Now.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A much underrated album 15 Aug 2002
By Jay M - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Made after a long hiatus in which other groups like Leftfield and Underworld made up and surpassed the ground which 808 State had made with early albums like 'Ex:el' and 'Gorgeous'.
The album is very soft and pleasing sounding, apart from the harsh rhythms and rolling beat of 'Bond' with Soul Coughing's Matt Doughty's aggressive vocals, and also final track 'Banacheq' which is a breakbeat track full of squalls and noise.
But on tracks like 'Bird' and 'Black Dartangnon' the saxophone of Graham Massey comes to the fore and has a huge, soothing effect and lends the album a more mature feel, which came as a refreshment in an age which was dominated by lager, lager, lager!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites 21 July 2003
By "aberration15" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
An underrated album if ever there was one, a seemless and beautiful work of electronic music, 808 didn't take the dark path, and start pumping the lifeless, unimaginative corporate schlock that began taking over the "techno" genre about this time (mid-90s), but that's a good thing. A bit of a break with their past, with a more experimental feel, as witness "Intro" and "Banacheq." "Black Dartangon," "Balboa," and "Jereusahat" among my favorite tracks as well.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 6 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a little surprised that no one else has reviewed this album yet. I bought it a little aftr it came out, after buying an import single of Azura. I loved that single, and had a hell of a time finding Don Solaris. I finally found it, and fell in love with it immediatly. Some of the songs are a little uninteresting, but Azura and a few others make it worthwhile. Plus, it made me keep an eye out for Louise Rhodes, and I eventually found Lamb, one of the best CD's I've ever purchased. Both are highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars The too-rare combination of beat & melody 16 Jun 2003
By Anthony D Ravenscroft - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First, I have to say that I received this in a roundabout way: as the fourth "Bonus Free Surprize CD" of the four-CD "Industrial Madness" box from Cleopatra Records. When I opened the box, I admit I rolled my eyes -- I had heard of 808state, of course, but... industrial???
One of my sidelines is reviewing "New Age" CDs for possible inclusion in radio shows. Let me tell you, until quite recently, "New Age music" was largely an oxymoron. Thank the gods, more & more is being infected with club sensibilities. Half of this 1997 album would still kick the stuffing out of most NA that comes across my desk.
The "Don Solaris" CD is in a corner of the universe nearer Bill Nelson or Blur, off to the side of The Future Sounds of London & BT & maybe Depeche Mode. I've been cycling "Bond" and "Bird" heavily, though the complex near-Caribbean sway of "Lopez" is quite nice. The electro basis of "Balboa" is worth noting -- steel drums...?
Oh, heck, if I was forced to pick the *worst* track on this album, I'd be stuck.
Gotta go. Just from writing the review, I want to go crank up "Banacheq".
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